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NRC and TsAGI Set Priorities for Their Scientific, Technological Cooperation with EU

18 March 2021

NRC “Zhukovsky Institute” and Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E Zhukovsky participated in EU-Russia seminar to identify their cooperation priorities. The event was held late February in hybrid mode.

NRC and TsAGI were represented by Sergey Chernyshev, RAS Academician, Deputy CEO for International Cooperation Coordination (NRC) and Chief Scientific Officer (TsAGI); Evgeniy Angreev, Head of International Cooperation Coordination and Cooperation with Research Organizations; and by Sofia Blyuger, Director for International Cooperation (TsAGI). Also, experts from GosNIIAS and CIAM participated in the discussion.

EU was represented by Pablo Perez-Illana, EC Aviation Policy and Program Officer; Richard Burger, EC Research and Innovation Counselor; Laurent Bochereau, Minister-Counsellor, Head of S&T Section, EU Delegation to Russia; Marc Lesturgie, Head of ACARE-INCO Workgroup; Richard Degenhardt, EU-Russia Cooperation Coordinator; and by top aerospace organizations including DLR, ONERA, Dassault Aviation, CIRA, Leonardo and THALES.

The seminar’s main objective was to confirm the previously-stated cooperation priorities for their further recommendation to European Commission within Horizon Europe, EU 9 Framework Program which is to start in 2021. The participants discussed further research areas for win-win scientific-and-technological cooperation between EU and Russia in aviation industry.

The seminar participants coordinated their research involvement within four different areas (clusters). Each cluster includes a set of themes linked to a definite research area. The seminar participants formulated the following topics for further discussion with EC: aircraft (A/C) and airframe, flow control, A/C structural design, safety in special flight conditions, noise level reduction, and avionics.

Within these clusters, the specialists plan to study the advantages of A/C traditional configurations, the new metal-structured and composite material solutions, and the future airframes based on highly-synergic bionic solutions. Also, they plan to study the active flow control for cruise and high-lift configurations, the laminar-flow increase and stability, deicing tools and methods for different conditions. Apart from that, the specialists will focus on airborne equipment and aviation systems based on integrated modular electronics, as well as advanced computer-vision and image-processing technologies

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